By Mark D. Kessler
Addressing the discrepancy among the constructions’ good looks and the idea that outdated garages are unpleasant and disposable, the ebook examines them as cultural artifacts of the sunrise of the Motor Age. The storage is gifted as a brand new kind of transportation depot, using architectural symbolism to have fun the ascendancy of the auto over the teach. this day, the surviving constructions are susceptible to genuine property improvement, partially simply because their caliber is misunderstood. The book—a clean standpoint at the price of older utilitarian buildings—concludes with a choice to maintain those constructions and adapt them to appropriate new uses.
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The Early Public Garages of San Francisco: An Architectural and Cultural Study, 1906–1929 by Mark D. Kessler